Encore!: Season 1 Reviews

March 25, 2020
The fact none of them has a shred of talent makes it all rather endearing, though the excessive OMGs! OMGs! OMGs! mean you need to be handy with the mute button.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2019
It's extremely uplifting and a good way of reminding viewers class reunions don't have to be competitions.
December 4, 2019
It's a smoky fireplace of a reality show that radiates warmth and consistently caused my eyes to water. Like high school, though, it's easy to generalize about but its reality is far more complicated.
December 2, 2019
After watching the first two episodes of Encore!, one thing is abundantly clear: Disney has a tear-jerking blast of family-friendly fun on its hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2019
The results are a joy to behold, and there won't be a dry eye in the house.
November 15, 2019
Encore! is guilty of orbiting the cliches of theater as an accepting "family," and that as painful as high school is, it all gets better eventually. But it also subverts its own messaging.
November 14, 2019
Stream it if you're a big musical theater geek or did drama in high school or college.
November 13, 2019
It's a sweet idea in theory, until it's actually happening, and then it just seems creepy.
November 13, 2019
I am quite in love with the Kristen Bell-produced "Encore!," a machine for dredging up deep feelings, in which the cast of a high school musical reunites after many years to stage it again.
November 12, 2019
The moments of emotional depth and humanity are rare - though sometimes quite touching - and the moments of cringing and overproduction are plentiful.
November 12, 2019
Sweet nostalgia on warm, lovable musical reality show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2019
Were it not for the evidence of a shared history on display, the adults playing kids in Annie may as well be strangers, and that lets some of the air out of Encore's intriguing setup.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 12, 2019
Despite the shortcomings of Encore's format, it's clear that each performer is having a blast reconnecting with their past, and it's fun to get a peek into the personalities and interpersonal dynamics that motivate these former co-stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 11, 2019
Chances are that if you're in the Encore! target audience, you won't be disappointed regardless. You might be jealous that you're not on the show, but you won't be disappointed.
November 11, 2019
A well-made, clever show that becomes more about how we change (and how much we don't) as we go from high school to adulthood.
November 11, 2019
All in all, Encore! is a bumpy production that doesn't feel quite ready for the public, yet has undeniable charms.
November 11, 2019
Ultimately, the problem with Encore! is one of time and the limitations of a one-hour show happening upon more real-life drama than was expected. The series needed to have spent more time with the classmates to better address their shared histories.
November 11, 2019
Encore! will have you cheering and possibly dabbing a few tears of sentimental joy.
November 5, 2019
It is not about watching masterpieces, but about people rediscovering their love for the stage, confronting old fears and exorcising regrets. Few things achieve this much effect in one as doing Theater. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2019
Encore! is a harmless, kind of bland but totally safe series that will be joining the Disney+ lineup in November.